171 Tasting Notes

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drank Kanpe Tea by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

This tastes like cherries and almonds with a hint of cinnamon, even though there are no cherries or almonds in this. I had this cold and it is quite flavourful. I’m sure it would also be a delicious hot cider beverage in the winter months.

I made this by brewing up about 4 teaspoons of tisane and a couple spoons of sugar in a quart jar with about a cup of boiling water for about 10 minutes, then filled the rest of the jar with cold water and put in the fridge until the next day.

I enjoyed drinking the entire jar and would have this again on occasion as found it to be refreshing and a bit different as a iced fruity beverage due to the hint of sweet cinnamon.

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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This is my favorite evening tea right now and I’ve been having it every day the past week. I’m really happy to have a delicious decaf tea, as usually I will have herbals of some sort but this is sweet, creamy vanilla goodness. And so nice that one of the pyramid bags makes two cups… as one cup is never enough.

ashmanra

I had a pound of this and have finished it all! I need to place a large Harney order soon!

Rosehips

I am also almost through with my batch of comoro, which is a problem. You’re right, one cup never is enough.

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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
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I picked up one of those pre-bagged pitcher packs to try this out and brewed it up quite strong so I could put it over ice and drink it right away.
It is a reddish-purple tasty jumble of sweet berries and I quite like it. I did add a spoon of sugar which gives it more of a juice-like taste I think, and I’m going to put the rest in the fridge with more water to brew overnight. I have some dry saskatoon berries so may throw in some of those too.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

This one is so strong as a really strong cold-brew! It’s really good that way!

caile

It is stong! It turned out great steeping again overnight – I could have even added more water probably.

Lee

Saskatoon berry!! I looked these up on the internet,,,they look gorgeous!!!

caile

They are! And so tasty! The bushes grow wild in the countryside where I grew up.

Lee

Cool!! I like the name. Berries rock!!!

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One of my favourite teas ever is the regular (with caffeine) Paris tea which is such a beautiful blend. In the hopes of having this delicious tea without the caffeine, I ordered a tin of decaf Paris for making ample jugs of iced tea. I did have expectations that it would not be as flavourful as the original Paris blend since it has been decaffeinated, but I did not expect such a disappointing difference.
The dry aroma had such a chemical smell and there was no similarity between it (decaf Paris) and Paris at all. I then thought I’d try brewing a cup so see if the taste would be better, and although there was some sort of berryish flavour, I could not even finish it; the taste combined with the aroma was one of the worst things ever. I am sorry to have such a terrible review of this particular tea but I truly am shocked over how awful it was for me.
And then, when I emailed H&S’s to ask if perhaps this was somehow a bad batch or something or if it simply was not to my taste, I received no reply, which is really disappointing.
I really love some of their other teas… just sad about this one.

Janefan

thanks for sharing — now I know to avoid this one!

caile

Yeah – so unexpected…I had such high hopes for it I guess.

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90
drank SoHo Blend by Harney & Sons
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Coconut! I love coconut and this tea certainly delivers. The loose tea itself is quite pretty with the petals mixed throughout. Once brewed, it tastes mainly of toasted coconut with an accompaniment of milk chocolate and smooth black tea in the background. The taste lingers after sipping and is absolutely delicious! I drank it with a dash of milk and re-steeped a second time with success of good flavour. This will certainly be one of my favourite afternoon tea treats and I am happy to have a tin of this.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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This is a creamy vanilla tea and more delicious than I expected. The tea taste is light and smooth and the aroma is warm and comforting. Drinking it reminds me of this wonderful vanilla hot chocolate I had once; even though the taste isn’t of chocolate, the vanilla is so rich and creamy it reminds me of that. Not artificial tasting at all with the benefit of being decaf for those times when I don’t want too much caffeine. A lovely tea to have around.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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82

After coming to the end of this jug of iced tea, I realize that although it is tasty there isn’t really much tea taste at all and it is sort of like having a peach drink. It still is nice and I would have it again if I happened to have some, especially since I like the fact that it is decaf.

JustJames

never had decaf tea… does it lose flavour?

caile

Well, this is actually the third decaf I’ve tried – all recent from H&S. I think this one seemed to lose some of its tea flavour after being in the fridge a day or so although the peachy-ness remained. Tea flavour was light to begin with though so it was hard to tell.

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drank Buttered Rum (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Delicious! I didn’t think I would like this but I have recently been trying flavoured teas and discovering that there are some really fun, tasty teas. Even so, on first sniff of the dry leaf I initially thought it smelled sort of sour but then as I took a second whiff, I got a butterscotch impression which was decidedly better and prompted me to give it a try. Brewed, it is a rich butterscotch and creamy coconut tea. So delicious to drink with a small dash of milk. This is one of my favourite flavoured black teas to drink right now especially in the evening when craving something like dessert. I have also re-steeped it at a longer brew time with still good flavour and no bitterness.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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This is a really tasty peach tea! I got a loose leaf sample package of this with the intent to try it iced, and I used the whole packet to make up a jug. I was really impressed with the scent in dry leaf form as well as once brewed, and the taste was as peachy as it promised in its aroma. A light and refreshing delight, and if this is suppose to be a decaf tea it isn’t very obvious by taste. I would probably enjoy this on occasion as an iced tea only.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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I love Paris loose leaf tea. It has a lovely sweet aroma and tastes beautifully like caramel and black currants while still maintaining a smooth tea flavour in perfect balance. I have had it both hot and cold and love it both ways; it is one of my favourite iced teas to have.

JustJames

i loved this tea.

caile

Yes, it is so delicious! They did good on this blend and I can see why its popular.

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Love loose-leaf tea. My favorite right now is black, both straight and some flavoured. I mostly drink black teas with a small dash of milk or cream but sometimes just clear.

I am enjoying finding favorites and what I like to keep in my cupboard.

Recently I discovered that I enjoy green teas so am exploring those a bit also.

Likes: cacao/chocolate, coconut,
Dislikes: rooibos, bergamot, seaweed, licorice

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